Well, originally I was going to post a thread to see if my temps seemed normal to everyone else, but I decided to kick it up a notch and make it into a sharing thread. So Lets all share those temps! I'm going to go off and say here, I am using SMC Fan Control for these readings. I like it, and it seems to be correct most of the time. Do these temps seem normal? Late 2008 MBP, 15" Around 120* F completely idle (48c) Hits around 146* F in normal use (web browsing, mail, occasional small app) (63c) But I routinely get around 196* F (90c!!), when running a VM, or playing a not too intensive game (oh all right, RTC3 for mac if you must know. I just like crashing things when I get bored ) And that 90c is with the fans on full force at 6000 RPM. Sometimes I can get 180* or so (82c) when running photo applications (Aperture 3). It seems to get this hot whenever the processor levels go above 30% use. To me, they seem a bit high. I don't really know what to do. I was thinking if they are pretty abnormal to reapply thermal paste on the CPU. Not that hard actually, ive torn the system down completely 5 times, so what the hey! Feel free to kick in and share your temps. Just make sure to give us a model and what kind of conditions the temp is recorded at.